Announcements & Information
Are you graduating in June?
Students who are graduating in June have until 15/05/20 to make an application to the Swansea University Opportunity Award (SUOA), Short Term Assistanec Grant (STAG) and International Crisis Fund (ICF).
Submitting your application by 15/05/20 will allow enough time for our assessors to process the application, request further information/evidence if required and to process any payments if the application is successful. Once you've graduated and are no longer enrolled as a student we won't be able to process the application or process any payments.
If you're in financial hardship or facing unforeseen financial difficulties you may be eligible to receive some financial assistance. Please click here to see our hardship funds and to make an application.
Applications will remain open for students who are continuing their studies beyond June.
Due to Government measures enforcing a nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19, there are concerns that there could be an increase in online gambling activitity. In these unprecedented times you may be experiencing isolation, boredom or financial distress as your income may be affected due to lock down. These are all contirbuting factors that could lead to gambling online. It has also been noted that there's been an increase in people ending their self-exclution schemes that prevent them from accessing online betting.
GamCare offer support to those who struggle with gambling addiction as well as the family members or partners who are impacted by it. In addition to the concern of a rise in online gambling, there are concerns that some may find it difficult to find the privacy in seeking help or having confidential conversations while confined in their own home. However GamCare do offer an online chat facility and online treatment on their website; https://www.gamcare.org.uk/
ARA Gambling service is also still available to contact. Please click on the following link for more information on how they can support and their contact details; https://recovery4all.co.uk/services/gambling-treatment/
If you are facing financial difficulty please contact Money.CampusLife@Swansea.ac.uk for further guidance and for some information regarding financial support. We handle all communications in the strictest confidence.
An estranged student is a student that has no contact with their immediate family. If you are estranged, we would advise you come to speak with the Money@CampusLife team to find out if you are eligible for financial support and to discuss Student Finance related issues.
If you are a care experienced person, you can access specialised support from the Money@CampusLife team. You could be eligible for a £1000 bursary for each year you study at undergraduate level and a one-off payment of £1000 for postgraduate study. You will have access to a named contact to help you throughout your student experience, prioity access to hardship funds and access to year round accommodation. Criteria does apply, so please contact the Money@CampusLife team for further information.
The Student Finance England full-time undergraduate application service for Academic Year 2019/20 is now open. New students should apply online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance.
SFE will contact continuing students in due course to prompt them to apply.
The deadline for submitting applications to ensure funding is received in time for course start dates are:
24 May for new students
21 June for continuing students.